CLE Seminars

How to Avoid Post-closing Disputes 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Oregon Electric Station; 27 E 5th Ave, Eugene

The presentation by the Business Law Section will be from 3:00–4:00 with a social from 4:00–5:00.


The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
Mesa CLE Webinar on Your Computer
Tuesday, November 20, 2018/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific,
1 Ethics credit

Click to register: $65

One of the most fundamental duties we owe our clients is to provide them with loyal and independent representation. In other words, we are duty-bound to put their interests first and to avoid conflicts of interest, which becomes increasingly difficult to the extent we enter into professional and personal relationships with clients, opposing counsel and parties, judges, and others involved in the legal process. Hear about those lawyers who failed to meet this duty by:

  • Entering into business transactions with clients
  • Accepting gifts from clients
  • Accepting (or giving) loans
  • Becoming romantically entangled with clients
  • Taking up friendships with judicial officers
  • Having family and other close relationships with opposing counsel/parties

Cannabis Law for the Non-Cannabis Tax Professional
Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Noon to 1:15 pm
Roth’s West Salem, 1130 Wallace Rd.NW, Salem

Sponsored by the OSB Taxation Section
Fee: $22
RSVP: Stacey Farrand: Phone 503 585-4422


Secured Transactions Practice: From Security Agreements to Foreclosures
Monday, November 26, and Tuesday, November 27, 2018/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific
Audio seminar via Telephone
1 General CLE credit (each day)

Secured transactions are the most common form of commercial transaction and help finance businesses of every size. They are governed by the precise provisions of UCC Article 9. Getting every detail—financing statements, security agreements, perfection, foreclosure, and sale—is essential. These transactions can be complex, sometimes difficult to draft and costly, and full of risk. Failure to comply with UCC Article 9 in drafting security agreements, perfecting a creditor’s interest, or the foreclosure of a lien can easily cause the value of the underlying transaction to be lost. This program provides you with a real-world guide to drafting the most important components of a security agreement, perfecting the interest, and cost-effective enforcement of liens.

Part 1—November 26, 2018

Click to register: $65

  • Life cycle of UCC Article 9 secured transactions
  • Drafting cost-effective and enforceable security agreements
  • What to do when something about the debtor changes—e.g., name, location, ownership
  • Accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, intellectual property
  • Anti-assignment provisions regarding collateral
  • Enhancing enforceability of security agreements and reduce risks in foreclosure

Part 2—November 27, 2018

Click to register: $65

  • Framework for the foreclosure of personal property under UCC Article 9
  • Foreclosing on equipment, inventory, intellectual property, and accounts receivable
  • Duties of junior creditors to senior creditors on foreclosure
  • Rights to proceeds of foreclosure sales and reducing foreclosure costs
  • Rights of guarantors
  • Debtor remedies in the event of a secured party default
  • Cost-efficient alternatives to foreclosures and circumstances when these alternatives are available

Ethics and Dishonest Clients
Wednesday, November 28, 2018/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific
WebCredenza Audio Seminar via Telephone
1 Ethics credit

Click to register: $65

One of the dangers of practicing law is that now and again you get a dishonest client. Your client may be misleading you—and others—about the facts of their case, either through silence or affirmative misstatements. Or they may be telling you one thing and others something else. You may discover proof of the dishonesty or just suspect it. Client dishonesty raises many ethical issues. What must you do to ensure your client is telling you the truth? What if you discover a client is lying to a court or tribunal? Are you allowed to disclose the dishonesty despite the duty of client confidentiality? Are there degrees of client dishonesty—some acceptable, others not? This program provides you with a guide to the substantial ethical issues when client dishonesty is discovered or suspected.

  • Tension between the duty of confidentiality and the duty to be honest in communications
  • Determining whether a client is lying—active vs. passive, fact vs. opinion, affirmative statements vs. silence
  • Unknowing attorney representations on basis of client dishonesty
  • Duties of disclosure and to whom—the tribunal, third parties?
  • Mandatory and permissive withdrawals from a case, including “noisy” withdrawals
  • Discovery of dishonesty in closed matters